Bangladesh Fast Facts

The People’s Republic of Bangladesh is a country in South Asia, bordered by India on all sides except for a small border with Myanmar/Burma to the far southeast and by the Bay of Bengal to the south. The name Bangladesh means ‘Country of Bengali or Bangla’, the official language.

Bangladesh is the largest delta in the world with the sacred river Ganges and Jamuna flowing into the Bay of Bengal through Bangladesh. The alluvial sediments that deposit here form some of the most fertile soil in the world.

Its 56,977 sq miles area makes it around the same size as the state of Wisconsin in the U.S. or 147,570 sq km, which is an area a little larger than Greece.

Over 90% of the country is composed of alluvial plains less than 10m above sea level which makes Bangladesh most prone to the effects of Global Warming.

10% of the country gets flooded with just 3ft rise in sea levels. We have already lost 2 of our islands in the forest of Sundarban (home of the tigers) permanently last year, because of the effects of Global Warming.

Bangladesh has the largest mangrove forests in the world that are home to the gorgeous endangered Royal Bengal Tigers.

Bangladesh is the 7th most densely populated country in the world. 154.7 million (2012) people live on this fertile land. This makes the Bangladeshi population slightly larger than that of Russia's. Dhaka, the capital city, is home to a whopping 16.2 million (in 2010) people. So brace yourself when you visit Dhaka.
Bangladesh educational statistic gradually growing up. Now the educated percentage is around 71 %. In Bangladesh we have different level of education.

In English, this means, if you are in Texas and its 12:00 pm (noon) on the 15th of Feb, its 12:00am (midnight) on the 16th of Feb in Bangladesh.

Country GMT USA Eastern USA Central USA Mountain USA Pacific
Bangladesh + 6.0 H + 6.0 H + 12.0 H + 13.0 H + 14.0 H

The climate in Bangladesh is dramatic, to say the least. It is subtropical and tropical with temperatures ranging from as low as 3ºC overnight in the cold season to a daytime top of above 40ºC in the hot season. Annual rainfall varies from 1000mm in the west to 2500mm in the southeast, and up to 5000mm in the north, near the hills of Assam.

Three-quarters of the annual rainfall occurs between June and September. The 90% to 95% humidity in this season is almost unbearable.

In the cold season the weather is drier and fresh, with average daytime temperatures of 24ºC. Rainfall is negligible, although even in winter a brief shower may come along.

While early March can still be pleasant, by April, as the monsoon approaches, humidity increases and lethal hailstorms aren’t uncommon. The monsoon season usually starts between late May and mid-June. It doesn’t rain solidly all day – there tends to be an initial downpour, followed by clear skies. You should avoid visiting at this time of year!

Bangladesh has three main seasons: the monsoonal season (wet season) from late May to early October; the cool season from mid-October to the end of February; and the hot season from March to mid-May.

Between October and February is the best time to go: skies are blue, days are sunny and the weather is dry, with daytime temperatures averaging 24ºC. By April the temperature rises to around 40ºC, the humidity can be intolerable and hailstorms aren’t uncommon. On average, Bangladesh is hit by one major cyclone every three years. The worst times for these are May and June, and October and November.

The only festival that may really inconvenience you is Ramadan. During this month-long period of fasting, getting food (especially in small towns) can be difficult. Some budget hotels stop operating altogether.

Bangladesh is characterized by a unique coming together of many races, languages and religions. Her heritage is influenced by Jains, Buddhists, Hindus, Vaisnavas and most importantly the Muslims.

Up until the 13th century, Bengal was ruled by several different Hindu and Buddhist kings. When the Mughal emperors from Turkistan came afterwards, they established Islam as the main religion. In the 15th century, Bengal began trading with Europe and by the 18th century, Britain had considerable economic influence over the region. After defeating the Muslim rulers at the battle of Pallasey, Britain officially gained political rule of Bengal in 1757. However by the end of the Second World War, Britain had lost her control and in 1947, India and Pakistan were formed.

Bangladesh at that time was known as East Pakistan; the Muslim dominant regions had been divided into East and West Pakistan, on the two sides of Hindu dominated India. Within a few years, it was obvious that this arrangement was not working out, and rebellion began against the unfair political actions of West Pakistan.

A major part of this rebellion was the Language Movement of 1952 when thousands of students gathered to protest laws making Urdu the only official language throughout Pakistan. Eventually, the call for equality culminated into a call for liberation from West Pakistan.

Elections were held in 1970 that made Sheikh Mujibur Rahman the leader of East Pakistan. However when this result was not honored, Sheikh Mujib officially called for a fight for independence. On 26th March 1971, Bangladesh was declared an independent country and war broke out. The war ended on December 16th of that year when the Pakistan army surrendered.

The Government of Bangladesh (Bengali: বাংলাদেশ সরকার — Bānglādēś Sarkār ) is the central government of Bangladesh. The Government is led by the Prime Minister, who selects all the remaining Ministers. The Prime Minister and the other most senior Ministers belong to the supreme decision-making committee, known as the Cabinet.

The official language of Bangladesh is Modern Standard Bengali (Literary Bengali). It serves as the lingua franca of the nation, with 98% of Bangladeshis fluent in Standard Bengali or Bengali dialects as their first language. English, though not having official status, is prevalent across government, law, business, media and education, and can be regarded as the de-facto co-official language of Bangladesh.

The indigenous people of northern and southeastern Bangladesh speak a variety of native languages, notably Chakma and Shantali. Urdu is commonly spoken among Muslim migrants from India and Pakistan.

Islam is the largest Religion of Bangladesh; Muslims constitute 90.4% of the population, followed by Hindus, who constitute 8.2%, and Buddhists, Christians, those who practice other religions and those who do not are the remainders.[1] Religion has always been a strong part of identity, but this has varied at different times. A survey in late 2003 confirmed that religion is the first choice by a citizen for self-identification. According to a government-published article, atheism is extremely rare.
The economy of Bangladesh is a rapidly developing capitalist economy.[13] Its per capita income in 2012 was estimated to be US$2,800 (adjusted by purchasing power parity). According to the International Monetary Fund, Bangladesh ranked as the 37th largest economy in the world in 2013 in PPP terms and 36th largest in nominal terms with a gross domestic product of US$419 billion in PPP terms and US$173.8 billion in nominal terms The economy has grown at the rate of 6-7% per annum over the past few years. The growth potential of the economy has led to Bangladesh's inclusion in the Next Eleven (N-11) of Goldman Sachs and the Global Growth Generators countries. More than half of the GDP is generated by the service sector; while nearly half of Bangladeshis are employed in the agriculture sector. Other goods produced are textiles, jute, fish, vegetables, fruit, leather and leather goods, ceramics, ready-made goods. Bangladesh is considered as the next Asian Tiger Economy.
The culture of Bangladesh (Bengali: বাংলাদেশের সংস্কৃতি — Bānglādēśhēr Shongskr̥iti) refers to the way of life of the people of Bangladesh. The land, the rivers, and the lives of the Bengali people formed a rich heritage with marked differences from neighbouring regions. It has evolved over the centuries and encompasses the cultural diversity of several social groups of Bangladesh. The Bengal Renaissance of the 19th and early 20th centuries, noted Bengali writers, saints, authors, scientists, researchers, thinkers, music composers, painters, and film-makers have played a significant role in the development of Bengali culture. The Bengal Renaissance contained the seeds of a nascent political Indian nationalism and was the precursor in many ways to modern Indian artistic and cultural expression. The culture of Bangladesh is composite and over the centuries has assimilated influences of Hinduism, Jainism, Buddhism, Islam, and Christianity. It is manifested in various forms, including music, dance, and drama; art and craft; folklore and folktale; languages and literature; philosophy and religion; festivals and celebrations; as well as in a distinct cuisine and culinary tradition.

Tourist Attraction of Bangladesh

Sadarghat water front, Shakariya Bazar, Star Mosque, Rickshaw, Dhaka University, Dhakeswari Temple, Lalbag Fort, Rocket steamer, Bengali New Year Festival, Pottery Village, Slams, Dhamrai Metal Craft

Handloom Village, Atia Mosque, Char Lifestyle, Mahastangar (3rd BC), Gokum Medth (6 AD), Paharpur Buddhist Monastery (UNESCO), Puthia Temple City, Kusumba Mosque, Silk City, Barendra research Museum, Padma River (Ganges), Gaur- Rajshahi, Lalon, Tagole Lodge, Brick factory Kantager Temple, Mithi School, Noyabad mosque, Otter Fishing, Flower Market

Fish Market, Sundarban Mangrove Forest, Rash Purnima festival in Sundarban 60 Dome Mosque, 09 Domed Mosque, Shrine of Khan Jahan, Kodla Math, Shrim farming, Saint Paul Church

Tea Garden, Khaisa Tribe, Monipuri Tribe, Jaflong, Tamabil, Ratargul swamp forest, Sunamgonj Wet Lands, Bird sanctuary, Lawarchara Rain Forest, Rema Kelaga Forest, Tea Procession, Rush Festival

Mainamoti - Museum, Salban Vihara, Kotila Mura, Shitakunda Ship Breaking, 2nd World war cemetery, Largest fish Market, CHT-Rangamati, CHT-Bandarban, Cox’s Bazar Beach, Saint Martin Island, Surfing Bangladesh

Barisal, Guava Garden, floating markets, Home Stay, Pottery Village, Kuakata, Nijomdim Island

Hotels & Resorts in Bangladesh

All international facility available, 05 Star, 04 Star, 03 Star, Boutique Hotels, Tourist Standard
03 Star Category Resort, Budge Hotels
Government Tourist Standard Hotel, 03 Star Category Hotels
Government Tourist Standard Hotel, 03 Star Category Hotels
Tourist Standard, 05 Star Eco Resort
Tourist Standard Hotel & Resort
Except five star all Star Category Hotels
Tourist Standard Hotel & Resort
Tourist Standard Hotel & Resort
03 Star Category Hotel & Resorts
All international facility available, 05 Star, 04 Star, 03 Star, Boutique Hotels, Tourist Standard
Coxs Bazar
All international facility available, 05 Star, 04 Star, 03 Star, Boutique Hotels, Tourist Standard
Government Tourist Standard Hotel, 03 Star Category Hotels
Government Tourist Standard Hotel, 03 Star Category Hotels
All international facility available, 05 Star, 04 Star, 03 Star, Boutique Hotels, Tourist Standard
05 & 03 Star Category Resort, Hotels


By Road
Bangladesh is connected by road way to almost every part.
In Bangladesh, it suggested to travel by private transport. Here you will have more change to see many things on the road. We have Seven Car, 07- 12 Seated AC Van, 22 seated Tourist Coach in good conditions.

Severally Good Company buses like Green Line, Shohog, traveling almost the direction from Dhaka with Volvo buses.

Green Line Bus Service

Shohag Bus Service

Shamoly Bus Service

TR travels

Water ways

Rocket steamer Journey from (Dhaka – Moralgongj – Dhaka) is one of the main attractions of Bangladesh water transportation, beside Barisal region, Kuakata, Chandpura people mostly travel by boat for better communication.

From Dhaka everyday leaves at 6:00pm to Moralgong. Arrive Moralgonj via Barisal, Hularhat in the afternoon. From Dhaka Friday close, and From Moralgonj Monday Close.

We have train connect all over the country. From Dhaka to Khulna, Dhaka – Rajshahi, Rajshahi – Khulna, Dhaka- Srimangal, Sylhet – Chittagong, Dhaka – Chittagong . Now it’s also possible to get online ticket with a master card. Here is the link of Bangladesh Railway, Online Ticketing
Domestic Flights
we have three domestic company flying at least one in all the routes

Dhaka – Chittagong – Dhaka : 04 fights of each company

Dhaka – Cox’s Bazar – Dhaka : 02 Flights of each company.

Dhaka – Jessore – Dhaka: 02 flight of each company.

Dhaka- Rajshahi – Dhaka:02 flight of each company.

Tourist Guides

We have Mostly English and Japanese Speaking guide, beside that we also have Chinese’s Speaking guide, German speaking and on call of different language speaking guide.

Visa Information’s

We have visa on arrival for USA, All European Countries, Japan, and China for tourist segment. Fee is $ 53 USD. But the Israeli passport holder cannot get a visa in Bangladesh. For more info...

Embassy Information’s


Embassy of the Islamic State of Afghanistan House CWN (C) #2A, Road #24, Gulshan #2, Dhaka. Telephone: 9895994 Fax: 9884767


Embassy of the Republic of Italy Plot No. 2 & 3, Road No. 74/79 Gulshan Model Town, Dhaka Telephone : 8822781-3 Fax : 8822578


Embassy of the Republic of Poland House #111, Road #4, Banani, Dhaka. Telephone: 8825895 Fax: 8827568


Australian High Commission 184, Gulshan Avenue, Dhaka-1212 Telephone : 8813101-5 Fax : 8811125


Embassy of Japan Plot No. 5 & 7, Dutabsh Road, Diplomatic Enclave, Baridhara, Dhaka Telephone : 8810087 Fax : 8826737


Embassy of the State of Qatar House #23, Road #108 Gulshan, Dhaka. Telephone: 8819930 Fax: 8823950


Royal Bhutanese Embassy House #12, Road #107, Gulshan #2, Dhaka. Telephone: 8826863, Fax: 8823939


Embassy of the State of Kuwait SE(D)-5, 26, South Link Road, Gulshan, Dhaka-1212 Tel : 882700-03 Fax : 88-02-883753


Embassy of Romania House No. 33, Road No. 74 Gulshan, Dhaka Telephone : 600128, 8822502, Fax : 8822502


High Commission of Brunei House #26, Road #6, Baridhara, Dhaka. Telephone: 8819552,8813304 Fax: 8819551


The Great Socialist People’s Libyan Arab Jamahiriya 4 CWN (C), Gulshan Avenue, Dhaka. Telephone: 9895808-9 Fax: 8823417


Embassy of the Russian Federation House No. NE(J) 9, Road 79 ,Gulshan, Dhaka Telephone : 8828147 Fax : 8823735


Canadian High Commission House No. 16A, Road No. 48 Gulshan, Dhaka-1212 Telephone : 9887091-7 Fax : 8823043


Malaysian High Commission Plot No. 1 United Nations Road, Baridhara, Dhaka. Telephone: 8827759-60 Fax: 8823115


Consular Agency of the Republic of Uzbekistan Wali Center, 3rd Floor, House #74, Gulshan Avenue, Dhaka. Telephone: 8813453 Fax: 8813453


Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia House #5 (NE) L, Road #83 Gulshan #2, Dhaka Telephone: 8829124-31 Fax: 8823616


Embassy of the People's Republic of China Plot No. 2 & 4. Road No. 3 Block-1, Baridhara, Dhaka-1212 Telephone : 8824862 Fax: 8823004


Embassy of the Kingdom of Morocco House #44, United Nations Road, Baridhara, Dhaka. Telephone: 8823176 Fax: 8810028


Consulate of the Republic of Singapore House #15, Road #68/A Gulshan #2, Dhaka. Telephone: 9880404 Fax: 9883666


Honorary Consulate of the Czech Republic 98, Gulshan Avenue C, E, S, (A) 48, Gulshan, Dhaka Telephone: 8821942, 9880043 Fax: 8823290


Embassy of the Union of Myanmar No NE (L) #3, Road #84, Gulshan #2, Dhaka. Telephone: 9896373 Fax: 8823740


High Commission of Sri Lanka House #15, Road #50 Gulshan #2, Dhaka. Telephone: 8810779 Fax: 8823971


Royal Danish Embassy House No. 1, Road No. 51 Gulshan Model Town, Dhaka Telephone: 8821799 Fax: 8823638


Royal Nepalese Embassy United Nations Road #2, Baridhara Diplomatic Enclave, Dhaka. Telephone: 9892490 Fax: 8826401


Embassy of Sweden House #1, Road #52 Gulshan #2, Dhaka. Telephone: 8824761-4 Fax: 8823948


Embassy of the Arab Republic of Egypt House No. NE (N)-9, Road No. 90 Gulshan , Dhaka Telephone : 8822766-7 Fax : 8824883


Royal Netherlands Embassy Road 90, House 49 Gulshan II Dhaka Telephone: 8822715-18 Fax: 8823326 Email:


Embassy of Switzerland House #31/B, Road #18 Banani, Dhaka. Telephone: 8812874-6 Fax: 8823872


Commission of the European Communities Plot # 7, Road # 84, Gulshan, Dhaka. Telephone: 8824730-2, Fax: 8813453


High Commission of Nigeria House #9, Road #1, Baridhara, Dhaka. Telephone: 8817944 Fax: 8817989


Royal Thai Embassy House NO. NW(I)-04 Road No. 58/62 Gulshan Model Town, Dhaka Telephone : 8812795-6 Fax : 8823588


Embassy of the Republic of France House No. 18, Road No. 108 Gulshan, Dhaka-1212 Telephone : 607083, 607084 Fax : 8823612


Embassy of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) House #5/A, Road #54, Gulshan #2 Dhaka-1212 Telephone: 8811893 Fax: 8810813


Embassy of the Republic of Turkey House #14, Road #11 Baridhara, Dhaka. Telephone : 8822198 Fax : 882373


Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany 178, Gulshan Avenue, Dhaka-1212 Telephone : 8824735-37 Fax : 8823141


The Royal Norwegian Embassy in Bangladesh House 9, Road 111, Gulshan, Dhaka Telephone: 881 6276, 881 05 63, 882 3880 E-mail: Fax: 882 3661


Embassy of the United Arab Emirate House No. CEN(H)-41 Road No. 113 Gulshan, Dhaka Telephone : 9882244, 9882255


High Commission of India House #2, Road #142, Gulshan #1, Dhaka. Telephone: 9888189-91, Fax: 8613662


High Commission for the Islamic Republic of Pakistan House NE (C) #2, Road #71, Gulshan Avenue, Dhaka. Telephone: 8825387-9 Fax: 8823677


British High Commission United Nations Road Baridhara, Dhaka Telephone : 8822705-9 Fax : 8823437


Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia Plot #14, Road #53, Gulshan #2, Dhaka-1212 Telephone : 8812260 Fax : 8825391


Embassy of the State of Palestine CES (C) #4, Road #118, Gulshan Model Town, Dhaka. Telephone: 9893895-6 Fax: 8823517


Embassy of the United State of America Madani Avenue Baridhara, Dhaka Telephone : 8824700-22 Fax : 8823744


Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Iran House No. 7, Road No. 6, Baridhara, Dhaka Telephone : 8825896 Fax : 8828780


Embassy of the Republic of Philippines House #6, Road #101 Gulshan #2, Dhaka. Telephone: 9881578 Fax: 8823686


Embassy of the Republic of Iraq House No. 8, Road No. 59, Gulshan -2, Dhaka-1212 Telephone : 8823277 Fax : 8823277